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November 29, 2021

Nagarjunsagar PSS, India

By Carmen

Nagarjunsagar PSS is an 815.6MW hydro power project. It is located on Krishna river/basin in Telangana, India. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1977.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 815.6 815.6 Active Telangana, India


The project is currently owned by Telangana State Power Generation.

Nagarjunsagar PSS is a pumped storage project. The net head of the project is 93.5m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 8 in number. The penstock length is 157m. The project generated 1,230 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1977.

Contractors Involved

Nagarjunsagar PSS (Nagarjunsagar Conventional) is equipped with Bharat Heavy Electricals francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 110MW nameplate capacity.

Nagarjunsagar PSS (Nagarjunsagar Pump Storage) is equipped with Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro francis turbines. The phase consists of 7 turbines with 100.8MW nameplate capacity.

Bharat Heavy Electricals and Mitsubishi Electric have supplied 1 and 7 generators, respectively.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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